The days are finally getting longer, that alone is something worth celebrating. However, February is also home to half term, Valentines Day and dozens of amazing UK events. It might be the shortest month of the year, but it certainly packs a punch with exciting things to do. There’s something to suit all interests in February and to help you narrow it down we have chosen five of our favourites for this month. So if you’ve been wondering ‘what’s on in February?’, read on.
British Dal Festival
The unusual British Dal Festival will be taking place from Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th February. This will be the second year of the festival, so if you missed its debut last year this is your chance to get involved. Expect a celebration of pulses with the Dal Trail. This event centres on Bristol, but you can take part from further afield too.
The Dragon Parade
For a different kind of celebration, head to Manchester this January. The Dragon Parade will be taking place on Sunday 10th February. This parade is in celebration of Chinese New Year and it will be led by a 175 foot dragon. There will also be dancing, street food, a funfair and fireworks.
Snowdrop Walks at Rode Hall Gardens
Spring hasn’t quite sprung, but this month you should start to see snowdrops blooming. These pretty, dainty plants can be found in their hundreds at Rode Hall Gardens in Cheshire. From Saturday 2nd February, until early March, you can enjoy this stunning display as you follow the mile-long walk.
Glasgow Film Festival
Any cinema lovers amongst you should be sure to visit Glasgow from Wednesday 20th February to Sunday 3rd March. The city will be hosting the Glasgow Film Festival. Expect some incredible film experiences and the opportunity to explore more of this excellent city.
This year is the 10th anniversary of Coastival. Held in Scarborough from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February, Coastival is a fun-filled celebration of music, film, art and dance. Some events are ticked, but there are plenty of free ones to enjoy too.